Breast Reduction surgery reduces the size of your breasts and enhances their appearance allowing women greater freedom and confidence to live their lives how they want to. It improves your quality of life. Whether the goal is for aesthetic or medical reasons, having Breast Reduction surgery in Miami will help alleviate symptoms such as neck, back and shoulder pain due to overly large breasts, as well as addresses issues of proportion and asymmetry. The result is a manageable breast size that makes you feel comfortable and look beautiful.
BREAST REDUCTION Surgery in Miami
BENEFITS Of Breast Reduction in Miami
There are many aesthetic and medical benefits associated with Breast Reduction surgery:
- Smaller breasts
- Enhanced symmetry
- Reduced areola and nipple size
- Firmer, higher breasts with less droop
- A more proportionate figure
- Reduced physical pain caused by the weight of breasts or ill-fitting bras
- A better fit for clothing
- Improved mental health and self-esteem
Additionally, breast reduction can result in significant lifestyle changes. Many women who had difficulty exercising or enjoying recreational activities due to the size of their breasts lose weight after this procedure, as they can finally participate in these pursuits comfortably.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR BREAST REDUCTION?
For breast surgery, we recommend patients be in good general health and not smoke. If you are a smoker, you will need to stop this habit for several weeks before and after the operation. Breast Reduction surgery can be an excellent option for women who are bothered by the size of their breasts, feel pain or self-consciousness about the size of their breasts, or feel that their overly large breasts impede upon their well-being in another way. Dr. Salama will discuss your concerns and answer your questions during the initial consultation. From the information gathered during this meeting, he can develop a customized treatment plan that optimizes your result.
BREAST REDUCTION TECHNIQUES
Breast Reduction surgery can be performed using the same techniques for a breast lift. Most procedures are completed using either a vertical incision or an “anchor” (inferior pedicle) incision. The vertical incision, also known as a “lollipop” technique, involves a circumferential incision around the areola (outer nipple area) and a second incision that begins at the areola and ends at the inframammary fold, where the breast meets the chest. The anchor incision uses these same two entry points and adds a third along the inframammary fold, creating an anchor-like scar. The scar, while very visible initially, should fade with time. However, it’s unlikely to ever disappear completely. Most patients report little concern about the scar’s appearance, saying they are just glad to feel good in their body again.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING BREAST REDUCTION SURGERY
The Breast Reduction Miami is performed as an outpatient procedure and you should be able to go home the same day you have surgery. A Breast Reduction typically takes between two and three hours, although your experience may vary somewhat. We will provide pre- and post-operative instructions to ensure your experience from start to finish is as pleasant and predictable as possible. Dr. Salama can provide additional breast surgery details as suits your unique treatment plan.
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HOW LONG IS RECOVERY FOR BREAST REDUCTION?
Everyone heals at a unique rate, but most patients take a couple of weeks off from their routine schedule to recover properly and comfortably at home. When you first leave the hospital facility, you will feel some discomfort, but we will help manage your pain with prescription medication. Additionally, you should expect swelling, tenderness, and bruising in the affected area, which will take some time to subside. You will return for several follow-up appointments so we can monitor your progress and ensure that everything is going to plan. We encourage you to avoid strenuous exercise for at least a month, longer in some cases, and to take the time you need to fully heal.
FINAL RESULTS FOR REDUCTION MAMMOPLASTY
You should begin to see your plastic surgery results immediately after the operation, although this will depend on the amount of reduction you received. Swelling will continue for up to a year or more, although the vast majority of it should fade after a few months. Most women do not even notice the residual inflammation after this point. It’s commonly accepted that a patient is fully healed after about a year, although they may feel recovered long before this point.
DOES INSURANCE COVER REDUCTION MAMMOPLASTY?
Depending on your individual policy, medical insurance may cover some, most, or all of the fees associated with Breast Reduction surgery. The amount of support can range considerably and there may be stipulations that need to be honored prior to earning the coverage. Examples can include losing a certain amount of weight or proving a history of medical problems related to heavy, overly large breasts. Unfortunately, we do not accept medical insurance at Elite Plastic Surgery; however, we do offer affordable financing options to help bring the cost of the procedure into your budget.
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Frequently asked questions
About Breast Reduction
For a breast reduction, there is no particular or required breast size that you need to qualify for to be a candidate. What is mainly considered is if you’re having mental or physical health issues due the size of your breasts.
A breast reduction does in fact include a lift. The same anchor incision is used for the both the breast reduction and breast lift procedures.
While you do not need to lose weight for a breast reduction, you do need to be under the BMI limit for surgery. It is also recommended to be at your ideal weight prior to surgery for optimal results and better breast shape.
Breast reduction surgery offers many benefits including pain relief in the neck, shoulders, and upper back areas. Your level of physical activity may increase as well. Not to mention, it can raise your self-esteem and make you feel better mentally.
Having realistic expectations about breast reduction surgery is important. After surgery, your breasts continue to age just like the rest of you, but they won’t sag as they otherwise would without breast reduction surgery because they are smaller and sit at a much better position.
The recovery for breast reduction typically lasts about 3 to 6 months. Each patient is unique and so is their recovery experience. There are post-op care guidelines that you should follow at each phase of your recovery to ensure optimal results.
After breast reduction surgery, patients are advised to wear a surgical bra for several weeks. Therefore, you should wait at least 6 weeks and once your incisions have healed to go without a bra. However, you should avoid making this a regular practice to prevent future sagging.
Breast reduction does change your appearance and will help you look slimmer since larger breasts make you appear bigger.
To avoid strain on your incisions, you should not lift your arms above your head. Doing so may delay your recovery and worsen the appearance of the scars damaging your final results.
After surgery, your clothes may not fit as before, and you may to wear smaller size tops.
Depending on the type of job you have, you may be able to return to work in as little as a week if your work is sedentary. Otherwise, you may need more time.
Breast reduction typically reduces the breasts by one to two cup sizes, which is usually enough to alleviate any issues related to overly large breasts. This also allows you to keep a proportionate shape.
No, breasts do not grow back after breast reduction surgery. Breast tissue does not regrow or regenerate if the procedure is done as an adult.